Vice-President Amissah-Arthur visits injured Presidential Press Corps journalists at hospital

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at the hospital.
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at the hospital.

Vice-President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Monday visited journalists on admission at the 37 Military Hospital,  with various degrees of injuries in a road crash last Thursday.

Sixteen Presidential Correspondents returning from an assignment in Ho on Thursday August 20 were involved in a road crash resulting in the death of Samuel Nuamah of the New Times Corporation.

Ten of them, including the driver of the vehicle were treated and discharged on the same day, with another discharged two days later, with the remaining six still receiving treatment at the hospital.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur described the incident as very unfortunate and a wake-up call for all on the use of seat-belts.

He said the accident and the death of Mr Nuamah was a “blow” to the country and wished those still on admission a speedy recovery.

In a related development, Madam Helen Ntoso, the Volta Regional Minister led Regional Executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and some National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party Communicators to visit the journalists on admission.

She said news of the accident and the demise of Mr Nuamah came as a shock to the region, and wished those on admission well.

Madam Ntoso and her team earlier visited offices of the New Times Corporation, held discussions with the management, and signed a book of condolence opened for Mr Nuamah.

The team also visited Mr Nuamah’s residence and presented 10 cartons of bottled water and eight crates of assorted drinks to the bereaved family.

Agya Atta, Head of the bereaved family, expressed gratitude to the Regional Minister, and said the week celebration of the demise of Mr Nuamah would be held on Saturday, August 29.

Source: GNA

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